Last updated Feb 6, 2024

Changelog

If you’re a Bitbucket Data Center app developer, use this page to keep track of upcoming changes, deprecation notices, new features, and feature updates.

In Bitbucket Data Center, we have moved the communication about releases and updates from the Atlassian Developer Community here. With this transition, we aim to provide partners and developers with a single, customizable feed of improvements and changes to our products.

We hope you will continue using the Atlassian Developer Community for discussion and support.

To continue getting updates about new Bitbucket Data Center releases, check out Bitbucket release notes.

We will continue posting updates to the Bitbucket Data Center category of the Atlassian Developer community. Subscribe to the category to stay tuned.

6 February 2024

Announcement Bitbucket Data Center 8.18 is here!

Bitbucket Data Center 8.18 is available for upgrade! This release enhances the application’s security and optimizes collaboration on code with draft pull requests and quick adds for suggested reviewers.

Learn more about the new features in the release notes

Get Bitbucket Data Center 8.18

Announcement Internal Bitbucket Data Center apps migrated to Atlassian REST v2

We’re working on migrating Bitbucket Data Center to Atlassian REST v2. Following industry standards, Atlassian REST v2 now uses the libraries Jersey 2.x and Jackson 2.x to eliminate security risks and reduce maintenance costs, while the user experience remains the same.

In preparation for moving to a more secure version of REST API, all classes in bitbucket-rest-api and bitbucket-rest-model have been deprecated. We also plan on exporting only necessary packages to external plugins and changing namespace prefixes. So when you migrate to REST v2, you’ll need to re-import product packages and refactor your code.

We’ll provide more guidelines for replacement classes and the migration path in the following months, giving you enough time to make all the necessary preparations on your side. Stay tuned!

9 January 2024

Announcement Bitbucket Data Center 8.17 is here!

Bitbucket Data Center 8.17 is available for upgrade! The new release provides auto-signature for system commits, Hazelcast updates, and a few experience-enhancing improvements like the ability to download patch and diff files from pull requests and to copy code blocks with only one click.

Learn more about the new features in the release notes

Get Bitbucket Data Center 8.17

28 November 2023

Announcement Bitbucket Data Center 8.16 is here!

Bitbucket Data Center 8.16 is available for upgrade! In this release, dark theme has finally landed in the profile settings of all users. We’ve also added support for HashiCorp Vault and introduced a few security improvements on the back-end.

Learn more about the new features in the release notes

Announcement Bitbucket Data Center now supports dark theme

Bitbucket Data Center 8.16 is introducing dark theme! Every user can set it up in their profile and enjoy the new experience with visual consistency across their work environments, reduced eye strain and distractions, as well as the power-saving choice of personal settings. Learn more about dark theme

More details

Would you like to take a look at dark theme before you set it up? Here’s how your code diff will look:

31 October 2023

Announcement SSH keys for code signing in Bitbucket Data Center

As security is becoming increasingly important across the industry, so does code signing. Many enterprise customers are starting to enforce code signing internally. Recently, Git introduced support of SSH keys as yet another option for signing commits and tags. SSH is used ubiquitously for secure access, unlike GPG keys, SSH keys are quite well understood by developers.

Starting from Bitbucket Data Center 8.15, you can use personal SSH keys not only to access a Bitbucket instance but also to sign your commits and tags. To get started, check SSH user keys for personal use.

24 October 2023

Announcement Bitbucket Data Center 8.15 release is here!

Bitbucket Data Center 8.15 is available for upgrade! This is the first Data Center-only release without support for Server licenses. If you have a Server license, check your options for upgrade or visit the Bitbucket downgrade guide.

In Bitbucket Data Center, we have moved the communication about releases and updates from the Atlassian Developer Community to the Atlassian developer changelog. With this transition, we strive to provide partners and developers with a single feed customized to your specific interests in improvements and important changes in our product.

We hope you will continue using the Atlassian Developer Community for discussion and support. Stay tuned!

Bitbucket Data Center 8.15 also introduces new features for optimizing and securing your work on code. Try out auto-merge for pull requests, the ability to sign commits with SSH keys and X.509 certificates, and other improvements. Learn more about the new features in the release notes

To update your Bitbucket license:

  1. Go to Administration > Licensing.

  2. Select Edit license and enter your Data Center license key.

  3. Select Save.

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